How Much Rainforest Has Been Destroyed in History?


In known history, it is estimated that rainforests once covered approximately 14 percent of the earth’s surface. In 1996, this figure had dropped down to 6 percent and continues to drop rapidly due to poor agricultural practices, over logging and population increase. This means that over half of the original species have been destroyed as well.
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They once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they
40% of the primary tropical rain forest has been destroyed in 50 years, compared to 93% of it's original size during the last 500 years.
At the rate deforestation was going in the previous years, it has been predicted that about two thirds of the rainforest would have been cut down by 2030. However, recently Brazil
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